Picture My Own: The Clyde Arc

Scotland truly has it all, well except for reliable sunshine, but that is also part of the appeal! Most people visiting Scotland will fly into Edinburgh and spend a few days in the capitol before dashing out to explore a slice of the Highlands, normally heading either to Loch Ness or the Isle of Skye.
I am here to convince you that Scotland’s biggest city, Glasgow, is not to be overlooked. Sure, it doesn’t have an Arthur’s Seat or an imposing Castle but it more than makes up for this in other ways which I will describe…

Glasgow has a…


It was at about this point that I was singing Kumbayah. Photo Credit: My Own.

Another Christmas has come and gone. If you are as Grinch-like as me you will be glad that the holiday season has passed. Christmas can be a stressful time. A time in which you are forced into interacting with colleagues and family in a way that you normally might normally avoid. We live in divisive times. Political and social divisions can cut down the dinner table like a knife. All of this is the perfect recipe for a good ole’ fashioned family bust up.

Christmas was particularly difficult this year. I returned to my adopted hometown with my tail between…


Photo by Shashank Sahay on Unsplash

I have always been interested in the weather; a self-confessed weather geek if you will… I don’t know where my fascination with all things meteorological is rooted but there is one event that stands out clearly from my childhood: It was an early morning in June. My sister, mother, nan and I were sat in my parents bedroom looking south as a strong thunderstorm pushed its way up from France. The supercharged atmosphere made the tiny hairs on our forearms stand upright. The sky glowed with an eerie green tinge. Lightning bolts cut through the sky at regular intervals reminding…


The 237m high Palace of Science and Culture illuminated on a rainy November evening. Picture is my own.

I have recently returned from a six-day trip to Warsaw. I was originally planning to go to Spain for the promise of sandy beaches and warm temperatures. However, a quick search on Google flights and Airbnb revealed that I could spend a week in the Polish capitol on an extremely tight budget. The decision to travel to Warsaw taught me a lot more than I had bargained for and introduced me to a city that has risen from the ashes to find itself at a crossroads…

Where East meets West.

Warsaw straddles the Vistula river which cuts down the centre of the country like…


The Sand dunes of Corralejo Natural Park. The dunes are separated by small plants and bushes. Old volcanos add drama to the distant horizon.

Fuerteventura, as it is currently called, rises out of the cool waters of the Atlantic Ocean a mere 97 km from the Moroccan coast. The island, the oldest in the Canaries, exists thanks to a volcanic hot spot which was spewing out lava until about 5 million years ago. Since then, the volcanoes have been worn down due to a combination of intense sunlight, incessant winds and occasional storms. This has left a landscape dominated by vast flat-ish plains and a few volcanic peaks that stubbornly resist the inevitability of their own demise. …

Adam Ryan

Epitome of a soul-searching millenial. My essence is somewhere between psychologist, meteorologist, photographer and writer.

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